Florida: The Turnaround Story

Posted 08/18/2014

  http://www.floridajobs.org/ http://www.floridajobs.org/docs/default-source/communicationsfiles/fl_turnaround.pdf?sfvrsn=30

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Tallahassee.com: Florida’s tax model gets it right

Posted 04/22/2014

As our nation continues to rebuild from the historic recession — as we look for ways to attract businesses, boost incomes, and lower the unemployment rate — the most exciting reforms are taking place at the state level. At the center of this economic retooling process is the move by governors across the country to …

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2014 – Policy Brief – “Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now?”

Posted 04/16/2014

Read the full report: Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now? Executive Summary: The Florida Retirement System should move toward a defined contribution system now to avoid the unfunded liabilities that continue to build because of its cur- rent structure as a defined benefit system.  Opponents of reform argue the current system is 85 percent funded …

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2014 Winter-Spring Edition of The JMI Journal

Posted 02/25/2014

VIEW FULL JOURNAL: Winter-Spring 2014 Florida Ranks High on Issues That Matter (PDF).

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RELEASE: Florida’s Dirty Dozen: Twelve Repealers That Can Boost Business, Create Jobs and Change Florida’s Economic Policy for the Better

Posted 02/18/2014

The Institute for Justice just released their latest study, “Florida’s Dirty Dozen: Twelve Repealers That Can Boost Business, Create Jobs,and Change Florida’s Economic Policy for the Better” with foreword from Dr. Bob McClure, president and CEO of The James Madison Institute. Read the full study here. Foreword from Dr. McClure: Governments too often go well …

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JMI’s 2014 New Year’s Resolutions

Posted 12/31/2013

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2013 JMI Summary of Key Legislation

Posted 05/13/2013

Table of Contents: (Click on titles for full summary) EDUCATION: HB 867 (SB 862)/FAILED: Relating to Parent Empowerment in Education by Rep. Trujillo (Sen. Stargel) SB 1076 / SIGNED by Governor: Relating to K-20 Education by Sen. Legg SB 1108 (HB 465) / SENT to Governor:  Relating to Exceptional Student Education by Sen. Gardiner (Rep. …

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EMAIL: 2013 FL Legislative Session Breakdown from JMI

Posted 05/10/2013

  2013 Florida Legislative Session Breakdown A summary of many of the public policy decisions made in 2013, where they stand and what they’ll mean for Florida. Another Florida Legislative Session has come and gone…   Headquartered in Florida’s Capital City, The James Madison Institute (JMI) team knows Tallahassee still hums after the Sine Die …

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May 2012 – 12 Steps to Fiscal Sobriety

Posted 05/24/2012

These steps should be followed by all government policymakers (particularly those in Washington): We admitted that we could not restrain ourselves when it came to spending other people’s money- and that our government budgets had become unmanageable. We came to believe that only a power greater than ourselves- the Constitution- could restore us to fiscal …

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February 2012 – Backgrounder No. 72 – “The Impact of Florida’s Minimum Wage Law on Employment in the Hospitality Industry”

Posted 02/08/2012

By Rick Harper, Ph.D. Executive Director, Office of Economic Development and Engagement, The University of West Florida Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute View Full Brief: “The Impact of Florida’s Minimum Wage Law on Employment in the Hospitality Industry” (PDF) Foreword By Robert F. Sanchez Policy Director, The James Madison Institute For many years the …

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